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  • geographic range
  • Monitor lizards probably expanded their geographic range into Africa between 49 and 33 million years ago, possibly via Iran, and to Australia and the Indonesian archipelago between 39 and 26 million years ago. (wikipedia.org)
  • monitor
  • A large concentration of monitor lizards occurs on Tioman Island and the Perhentian Islands in the Malaysian state of Pahang . (wikipedia.org)
  • Monitor lizards maintain large territories and employ active pursuit hunting techniques that are reminiscent of similar sized mammals. (wikipedia.org)
  • The active nature of monitor lizards has led to numerous studies on the metabolic capacities of these lizards. (wikipedia.org)
  • The general consensus is that monitor lizards have the highest standard metabolic rates of all extant reptiles. (wikipedia.org)
  • Monitor lizards have a high aerobic scope that is afforded, in part, by their heart anatomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Whereas most reptiles are considered to have three chambered hearts, the hearts of monitor lizards - as with those of boas and pythons - have a well developed ventricular septum that completely separates the pulmonary and systemic sides of the circulatory system during systole . (wikipedia.org)
  • This allows monitor lizards to create mammalian-equivalent pressure differentials between the pulmonary and systemic circuits, which in turn ensures that oxygenated blood is quickly distributed to the body without also flooding the lungs with high pressure blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • During the late Cretaceous era, monitor lizards or their close relatives are believed to have evolved into amphibious and then fully marine forms, the mosasaurs , which reached lengths of up to 17 m (56 ft). (wikipedia.org)
  • whiptails
  • In the beaded lizards, whiptails and monitor lizards, the tongue is forked and used mainly or exclusively to sense the environment, continually flicking out to sample the environment, and back to transfer molecules to the vomeronasal organ responsible for chemosensation, analogous to but different from smell or taste. (wikipedia.org)
  • extinct
  • By 2080, global warming could result in one-fifth of the world's lizard species becoming extinct, a global study has found. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Even under the most optimistic scenarios for curbing carbon dioxide emissions, the analysis by an international team shows that one-fifth of the globe's lizard populations, corresponding to 6 percent of all lizard species, may go extinct by 2050. (scientificamerican.com)
  • habitats
  • Different modes of communication are well suited for different lizard habitats-for example, some function well in wet habitats, while others are suitable only in habitats with low precipitation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lizard's
  • Before the Austin Lounge Lizards go interstellar, they have a date in Sonoma County, where they'll be performing at an upcoming benefit for local public radio station KRCB-FM, an event that will mark the Lizard's first appearance in the county. (metroactive.com)
  • Ducks
  • To avoid being picked up by the head or neck, a horned lizard ducks or elevates its head and orients its cranial horns straight up, or back. (wikipedia.org)
  • vertebrates
  • Lizards are ectothermic ("cold-blooded") vertebrates with dry scaly skins, a tail, and usually four limbs with claws at the ends of their toes. (tolweb.org)
  • Lizards make use of their senses of sight, touch, olfaction and hearing like other vertebrates. (wikipedia.org)
  • whereas
  • Whereas the images representing "Lizard" are medieval in content - depicting Prince Rupert, his environs (including a peacock), and the Battle of Glass Tears - the images representing the other four tracks juxtapose medieval and contemporary scenes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Name
  • There's this astronaut," says founding Lizard Conrad Deisler, "her name is Pam Melroy and she lives in Houston. (metroactive.com)
  • The name is given to the lizard because of its ability to change color.This article will focus on the care of the anole. (deseretnews.com)
  • populations
  • Aerial spraying of insecticides may have also affected insect populations, the main diet of northern sagebrush lizards. (wikipedia.org)
  • If emissions continue at current levels, he predicts that by 2080, 39 percent of the world's lizard populations will have vanished, corresponding to a 20 percent loss in species. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Episode
  • Lizards" is the second episode of the second season of the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lizards on IMDb Beaming Beeman - Season 2, Episode 2 - Director's blog on the filming of this episode. (wikipedia.org)
  • Venom
  • Lizards make use of a variety of antipredator adaptations, including venom, camouflage, reflex bleeding, and the ability to sacrifice and regrow their tails. (wikipedia.org)
  • mates
  • Lizards may consider subtle variation in traits shared by members of the same species when choosing mates, which sometimes results in particular individuals mating more than others. (wikipedia.org)
  • Different
  • Different lizard forms occur from sea level up to 16,500 ft in elevation. (tolweb.org)
  • There are many different kinds of lizards that can make good pets. (deseretnews.com)
  • Lizards rely on many different sensory systems, including the visual, olfactory, and auditory systems. (wikipedia.org)
  • As these sensory systems have become more sophisticated, lizards have developed different modes of communication that incorporate these sensory systems, including visual, chemical, tactile, and vocal communication. (wikipedia.org)
  • Different lizard species have unique communication needs, and they have evolved fascinating solutions that are well suited to each species to accommodate these needs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lizards use many different physical and behavioral traits to communicate, and these traits vary depending on the mode of communication the lizard is using. (wikipedia.org)
  • Just like humans and many other animals, lizards need to be able to communicate in a variety of different scenarios. (wikipedia.org)
  • In many cases, lizards are also communicating with members of different species, which is called interspecific communication. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lizards have many different communication needs, and have evolved several modes of communication to accommodate these needs. (wikipedia.org)
  • List
  • Dte S.G.D.G. on France at L'Etranger Cornwall portal Lighthouses portal List of lighthouses in England Lizard Lighthouse The Lighthouse Directory. (wikipedia.org)
  • family
  • My family and I are planning on getting another desert lizard, not necessarily a beardie, shortly. (terrificpets.com)
  • With a little bit of work, Lizard could become one of those musicals that are constantly performed in regional theaters throughout the U.S. Based on Dennis Covington's award-winning novel about an outsider who finds himself and his family, this show at the NoHo Arts Center will speak to both adults and youngsters. (theatermania.com)
  • The curly-tailed lizards are a family, Leiocephalidae, of lizards which are widely distributed throughout much of the Caribbean, but are relatively unstudied. (wikipedia.org)
  • metres
  • Lizard Hill is a narrow, curving rock ridge, 355 metres (1,165 ft) high, standing 2 nautical miles (4 km) southwest of Trepassey Bay and 0.5 nautical miles (1 km) east of Ridge Peak, on Tabarin Peninsula, Antarctica. (wikipedia.org)
  • habits
  • The shocker lizard usually lives peacefully in the wilderness with much the same habits as a normal lizard, but when potential foes come near, they have an obvious advantage in combat. (wikipedia.org)
  • adults
  • Young lizards look similar to adults, but lack the dark blue markings. (wikipedia.org)
  • Adults may still be seen in early mornings or late evenings but the heat of a summers day is too much for more lizards and they will seek shelter. (froglife.org)
  • conservation
  • SCIBERRAS, A. & SCHEMBRI,P.J. (2008) Conservation Status of St Paul`s Island Wall Lizard (Podarcis filfolensis kieselbachi).Herpetological Bulletin-Number 105 pgs.28-34. (wikipedia.org)
  • team
  • So Dot and the other Fender Lizards decide to train to take on the roller derby team coming to town with a prize of $10,000 for any team that beats them. (wikipedia.org)
  • After the first two games of the season, 11 of the 18 players that recorded a statistic in those games were returning players from the 2012 Lizards team. (wikipedia.org)
  • TCU is the only known athletic team with the horned lizard as a mascot. (wikipedia.org)